From Varanasi: Morning Tour with Boat ride, Akhada and Heritage Walk

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Explore Varanasi, the city of temples and ghats and one which is believed to be one of the oldest in the world. Witness the city come to life at dusk, be a part of the local rituals, sail along the banks of the Ganga on a boat ride, and visit a traditional Akhada (a place for training and practice of Indian martial arts).

Tour Duration: 6 Hours

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  • Witness morning Ganga aarti (a ritual that involves fire lamps to offer respect) done by local priests.
  • A classical dance session where artists show their skills and enact a story through art.
  • Yoga session where you get to experience the most ancient form of spiritual, physical, and mental practice.
  • A visit to a local akhara (a place for training and practice of Indian martial arts).
  • Boat ride along the banks of Ganga, where you get to witness the many colorful ghats (step structures built along the river)
  • Heritage walk through the oldest part of the city.


Bask in spirituality and experience the true culture of India with this morning tour of Varanasi After a hotel pick at 5:00 or 6:00 AM (depending upon the time of the year) by your guide and driver, you will be heading to the famous Assig ghat Witness the sunrise with the Ganga aarti (a traditional ritual where the fire is used as an offering by priests in the form of oil, lamps), post which you will get a chance to enjoy a classical dance where dancers will show their talent

Following this, enjoy a yoga session by the banks of the river with the local people and learn how this ancient art has become a rage all over the world Once you’re done stretching your muscles here, proceed ahead to the Akhada (a traditional place for training and practicing Indian martial arts) You will see how men engage in this wonderful art from the earliest hour of the day

Next up on the list will be your morning boat ride on the Ganges, where you will see all the colorful ghats and people performing their different rituals After the boat ride (of approximately 1 hour), you will be taken to the last leg of your tour which includes a walk through the oldest part of Varanasi Explore the narrow alleys, the innumerable tiny temples ( which date back centuries), and the local life, like a local!


  • A boat ride of approximately an hour over the Ganges
  • Hotel pick-up and drop
  • English-speaking live guide
  • Chauffeur-driven air-condition vehicle.
  • Yoga and dance session
  • Akhada visit


  • Food and drinks

Pickup & Meeting Point

Pickpup Information
Pick up and drop off provided from all hotels located in Varanasi.

Additional Information

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A boat ride is subject to favorable weather conditions
  • If the ride is canceled due to poor weather conditions, you will be provided with an option of an alternate date or a full refund.



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